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Biology 9 2016-2017

Sept. 8, 2016

In your textbook, please read pp. 2-7; on p. 10, do the section review (SR 1-1) questions #1 and #3.  

Sept. 12, 2016

In your textbook, please read pp. 11-13; on p. 15, do the section review (SR 1-2) questions #1 and #2.    

Sept. 14, 2016

There is no homework this evening.  

Sept. 16, 2016

We watched 2 videos in class today about the scientific method: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAJ8IF4HI20  and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QJrunuIve0  Please watch them on your own if you missed class today.  

FOR HW: In your textbook, please read pp. 16-19; on p. 19, do the section review (SR 1-3) questions #1 and #2.  

Sept. 20, 2016

There is no homework this evening.  

Sept. 22, 2016

In the Simpson's packet about the scientific method, read through the first two paragraphs and then answer questions #1-10.  You do not need to write in complete sentences.  This is very much like the worksheets we have been doing in class.  

Sept. 26, 2016

In the Simpson's packet about the scientific method, read through the next two paragraphs and then answer questions #11-19.  You do not need to write in complete sentences.  This is very much like the worksheets we have been doing in class.  

Sept. 28, 2016

In the Simpson's packet about the scientific method, read through the last paragraph and then answer question #20.  You will have to design an experiment just like we did in class for your poster.  We will discuss in class AFTER your presentations.  

Sept. 30, 2016

Complete the study guide in preparation for the quiz on Thursday.  We will review in class on Tuesday.  

Oct. 4, 2016

Study for the quiz on the scientific method.  Quiz is NEXT class-Thursday.  

Oct. 6, 2016

There is no HW tonight.  Enjoy the holiday weekend.  

Oct. 11, 2016

We started looking at data and how to log it and present it.  You are to do questions #1-2 in the "Analyzing Data" packet so we can review it next class.  

Oct. 13, 2016

You are to complete your data table on the Alka Seltzer lab, and then write a conclusion.  Remember that you should state your hypothesis again and tell me if it was supported (you were right) or rejected (it was wrong).  This will be collected next class.  

Oct. 17, 2016

Finish the "Analyzing Data" packet-questions #3-5.  We will review next class.  

Oct. 19, 2016

If you did not finish the "Analyzing Data" packet, finish it for next class.  This was reviewed in class, so you should be able to submit your work.  This will be collected.  

Oct. 25, 2016

Complete the questions from the station lab we finished in class today.  Please make sure you answer them all-they go on to the back page, and include the chart.  

Oct. 27, 2016

Complete the test study guide in preparation for the test next Wednesday.  The test will cover the scientific method and the characteristics of life.  We will review next class.  

Oct. 31, 2016

Study for the test on the scientific method and the characteristics of life.  

Nov. 2, 2016

There is no HW tonight.  

Nov. 4, 2016

There is no HW tonight.  Enjoy the weekend.  

Nov. 10, 2016

In the textbook: Read pp. 49-51; do Checkpoint questions #1-2 on p. 51.  

Nov. 15, 2016

In the textbook: Read pp. 60-62; do Checkpoint questions #1 on p. 61 and #1-2 on p. 62.  

Nov. 17, 2016

Read p. 65 in the textbook. Do the checkpoint question on p. 65, and do the Section Review (3-3) question #1.  

Nov. 21, 2016

If you missed class today, you can click on the link here to watch the video we watched in class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IlzKri08kk  There were some guided questions for you to answer after watching the video.  

For HW: Complete the study guide for the cells quiz after vacation.  We will review next class.  The quiz on cells will be on Thursday, Dec. 1. �

Nov. 23, 2016

No HW!  Enjoy the holiday!  

Nov. 29, 2016

Study for the quiz on cells.  Use your study guide and your comic strip notes to help you.  

Dec. 5, 2016

We will be exploring more about bacteria.  If you missed class, please watch the following videos:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/cheese-bacteria.html   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxM_9DL2GYw

For HW: in your textbook: read pp. 515-516 through "Cell shape & Movement".  Do the checkpoint question on p. 516.  

Dec. 13, 2016

If you missed class, please watch the following videos:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCn92mbWxd4  This will give you a broad overview of bacteria as we will continue to look at them while we continue to make our cell models.  

Dec. 19, 2016

Color in the bacterial cell on the prokaryote sheet and answer all the questions (both sides).  

Dec. 21, 2016

Cell projects due today.  There is no HW.  Have a good vacation.  

Jan. 3, 2017

If you missed class today, we watched a video today about biomolecules (also known as macromolecules).  Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO244P1e9QM  Please watch this on your own time as it has very good information, and it will help you answer the follow-up questions.  

For HW: in your textbook: read pp. 33-36.  When you are done, please list the monomer (building block) for each group of macromolecules (4 in total), and provide 1 fact for each group as well.  This will be collected next class.  

Jan. 5, 2017

There is no HW this evening, but next week is our last full week before midterms.  You will receive a midterm study guide on Wednesday, and you will be expected to do part of it for HW.  You will do the other part on Friday night.  You will have the in-class portion of your midterm on Friday, Jan. 13.  The in-class portion of the midterm is open-notes and open textbook.  NO PHONES.  The major part of your midterm (80%) will NOT be open book-you will have to complete the study guide and study from that for the midterm exam.  

Jan. 9, 2017

If you missed class today, we watched a video today about biomolecules (also known as macromolecules).  Here is the link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8WJ2KENlK0  Complete the questions through #25 in your Elements and Macromolecules in Organisms packet.  We will review next class.  

Jan. 11, 2013

Answer the questions on pp. 1-4 in your midterm study guide packet.  We will review on midterm review day on Wednesday.  

You will have the in-class portion of your midterm on Friday, Jan. 13.  The in-class portion of the midterm is open-notes and open textbook.  NO PHONES.  Bring your textbook with you to class.  The major part of your midterm (80%) will NOT be open book-you will have to complete the study guide and study from that for the midterm exam.  

Jan. 13, 2017

Answer the questions on pp. 5-8 in your midterm study guide packet.  This will count for 2 HW assignments.  We will review on midterm review day on Wednesday.  

Jan. 26, 2017

If you missed class today, we reviewed enzymes with a PowerPoint presentation, and we watched a video by the Amoeba Sisters. The link for the video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgVFkRn8f10  There are guided questions which we reviewed in class.  Please watch the video on your own.  There will be a lab on Monday to demonstrate the effect of enzymes.  

There is no HW this evening.  

Jan. 30, 2017

We did a lab in class today to demonstrate how enzymes can become denatured.  Summary questions were completed in class.  There is now HW tonight.  

Feb. 3, 2017

Complete the rate of reaction calculations for the toothpick lab.  Using your calculations, complete the analysis questions for the lab.  Due Tue, 2/7.  

Feb. 7, 2017

If you missed class today, please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BkbYeTC6Mo about graphing and how to make graphs.  We reviewed how to graph the data from the toothpick lab.  For HW, you are to complete your graph and identify the IV and the DV in the toothpickase experiment.  Come see me if you need help getting started on your graph.  

Feb. 13, 2017

We worked on developing 3 hypotheses for the toothpick lab.  You will need to include these in your formal lab report.  Use the Universal Lab Report form as your guide.  You can submit it handwritten if I can read it.  If your handwriting is not so good, then please type it and submit to me via Google docs.  Make sure you attach the graph that we did in class, and the 5 lab questions that you answered for HW.  DUE FRIDAY, 2/17.  

Feb. 17, 2017

We worked in the macromolecules packet today (squirrel coloring packet).  We answered questions #26-38 in class.  For HW: you are to read about nucleic acids on p. 10, and answer questions #39-44.  Due next class.  

Remember that we are doing the applesauce lab on Wed, Feb. 22.  Please dress appropriately - closed-toe shoes, tie hair back, no scarves, etc.  

Feb. 23, 2017

We went over the graph set-up for the applesauce lab today, and did a little work on it in class.  You are to complete your graph for HW.  In addition, you are to complete the study guide for the macromolecules test which will be given on Thu, Mar. 2.  We will go over the study guide next class.  

Feb. 28, 2017

Study for the test on macromolecules this Thursday, March 2.  Use your study guide, graphic organizers and prior warm-ups to help you study.  

March 6, 2017

After reading the first paragraph in the mitochondria packet, and starting the accompanying questions in class, finish questions #16-27 for HW.  Due next class.  

March 8, 2017

Write the materials and procedure sections for your applesauce lab report.  MUST BE TYPED.  Simply handing in the Smart Board notes that were handed out in class is not acceptable, and will result in a zero.  

March 13, 2017

In your mitochondria packet, answer questions #34-35, 38, and 40-42.  

March 17, 2017

Finish the follow-up questions from the muscle fatigue lab.  These will be collected.  Bring in an empty water bottle for a lab next class.  If you have not handed in your permissions slip for the Aquarium trip, please bring it in next week.  

March 23, 2017

Complete the cell respiration review worksheet packet.  Use your PowerPoint slides and your mitochondria packet to answer the questions.  This is in preparation for a quiz/test on Wednesday.  

March 27, 2017

Be sure to study for the cellular respiration test on Wednesday.  Use your review sheets and PowerPoint notes to study for the quiz.  

Wednesday is the last day to bring in permission slips for the Aquarium trip on April 3.  THIS TRIP IS FREE.  Be sure to fill in the lunch form as well.  

March 29, 2017

We read an article together about the inheritance of traits after the test.  Questions were started in class.  You are to finish them for HW.  

April 3, 2017

If you are not going on the field trip today, you are to watch the video "Cracking Your Genetic Code" from PBS.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fq2mOCTX6k  There are guided questions that you will have to answer.  

April 5, 2017

If you missed the class today, we watched a video to introduce us to DNA and the role it has in our bodies.  Please watch on your own and try to answer the questions that go with it: https://www.23andme.com/gen101/genes/?play=true you can click on the video on the webpage.  The questions are in the "while you were out" bin outside my room.  

April 7, 2017

Have a good vacation!!

April 17, 2017

If you missed class today, we watched a video to review what we have learned about DNA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_POdWsii7AI&t=320s  Please watch on your own as it has very good information for review.  

For HW: a reading packet (similar to ones we have done before) on Nucleic Acids was handed out.  You are to read and underline the important facts and answer the questions on p. 1 ONLY.  

April 19, 2017

For HW: in your reading packet on Nucleic Acids, you are to read and underline the important facts and answer the questions on pp. 2-3 ONLY.  STOP at the RNA section.  

April 21, 2017

If you did not finish your DNA model in class, it is your responsibility to complete the strands on your time in either NGA or LAC.  Your completed strand is due by Friday, April 28.  Make sure you have a phosphate molecule at the end of each strand.  

For HW: complete the DNA worksheet (both sides).  We will review next class.  

April 25, 2017

Lab data for a lab on cellular respiration handed out today.  We reviewed some of the data, and the type of graph that is needed.  Make sure you reference your notes, or see me for a copy of the Smart Board notes.  Your formal lab report will be due Friday, May 5.  

April 27, 2017

If you missed class today, we watched the Amoeba Sisters video about RNA vs. DNA again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Elo-zX1k8M&t=210s, and answered the guided questions that went with it.  Please watch the video on your own and answer the questions.  Smart Board notes are available if you need to check your answers.  

For HW: in your reading packet on Nucleic Acids, you are to read and underline the important facts and answer the questions on pp. 3-4 ONLY. STOP at the Blueprint for Life.  In addition, if you did not complete the DNA crossword, you must finish it for HW.  

May 1, 2017

For HW: in your reading packet on Nucleic Acids, you are to read and underline the important facts in the the Blueprint for Life and answer the final questions on pp. 4-5. 

May 3, 2017

Lab data on cellular respiration reviewed today. We reviewed cellular respiration and why cells need to do it, and the part of the data that you should be looking at. Make sure you reference your notes, or see me for a copy of the Smart Board notes. Your formal lab report (typed) will be due Friday, May 5.  Lateness will result in points off.  

Complete the DNA/RNA quiz study guide for HW.  There will be a quiz on DNA and RNA on Tuesday.  

May 5, 2017

Study for the quiz on DNA and RNA.  Use your study guide, PowerPoint notes,  etc. to study from.  We will finish the DNA extraction lab after the quiz if time permits.  

May 9, 2017

After the DNA/RNA quiz, please watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z_CqyB1dQo  Answer the guided questions as you watch the video.  

There is no HW this evening.  

May 11, 2017

You will be watching a short video today before going to the library to do some research: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/daily_videos/can-new-rice-improve-health-in-the-philippines/  After watching the video, you will be going to the library to learn how to do some research and to get more information about genetically modified organisms.  Today is for research only; you will have time to work on your posters in future classes.  

There is no HW this evening, unless you did not finish your research.  Library databases are accessible from your home computers as well.  Just make sure to use your username and password.  

May 15, 2017

If you missed class today, please watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z_CqyB1dQo Answer the guided questions as you watch the video. We did this as a warm-up.  Also, please watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH4bi60alZU on genetically modified organisms.  Hank Green explains that they are not all bad, and what transgenic means.  

We finished the DNA extraction lab today, and went over the in-class questions together.  You need to finish the questions on the back page for HW.  Due next class.  

May 17, 2017

There is no HW this weekend.  

May 22, 2017

If you missed class today, we watched a video about how GMO's are created.  You should watch this on your own because you need to answer this question on your poster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G-yUuiqIZ0 

If you did not get sources for your poster, you MUST HAVE 2 sources for your GMO poster.  You should be able to answer all of the questions on the rubric for your poster.  Today was the last day for computers.  You will have the next 2 classes for making your GMO labeling poster. Because we have been working on this project for 2 weeks, there will be no extensions on this project. You will present your poster to the class on Wednesday, May 31.

May 31, 2017

We started using Punnett Squares today - they should be familiar from middle school.  Please review the Introduction to Genetics and go over the Smart Board notes.  You will use these to help you do the HW:Simple Genetics Practice Problems.  See either myself or Mr. Bousquet if you are having problems.  

June 2, 2017

You are to answer the questions on pp. 1-5 in your final exam study guide by next class.  Make sure you get through the Genetics multiple choice section.  You can use this on your in-class portion of the final exam.  

You will be completing the in-class portion of your final exam on Tuesday, June 6.  This part of the exam is open-notes and open-textbook, and you can use any of the returned materials in your class folder.  BRING YOUR TEXTBOOK TO CLASS TO TURN IT IN FOR THE YEAR.  

June 6, 2017

You are to complete the final exam study guide by next class.  We will be devoting the entire class to review, so make sure you have it completed.  This will be your last chance to ask questions before the final.  

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